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Health Informatics, MS

Master of Science

The field of health informatics looks at health data from all angles to identify problems and craft solutions using biomedical data, while keeping in mind patients needs.

The IU Online Master of Science in Health Informatics is an interdisciplinary program that integrates knowledge from informatics, healthcare, health information technology, and other disciplines to analyze and protect patient data, increase healthcare efficiencies, and produce higher quality patient care. As a student in the program, you prepare to play a critical role in healthcare organizations by leading the design, development, implementation, management, and integration of electronic health record systems, m-health, and other technologies.

Your IU Online MS in Health Informatics prepares you to work with hospitals, doctors offices, insurance companies, government agencies, and health IT software companies, in such careers as:

  • Health informatics specialist 
  • Clinical analyst 
  • Clinical informatics strategist 
  • Clinical information systems director 
  • Pharmacy informaticist 
  • Nutrition informaticist 
  • Nurse informaticist 
  • Nursing information systems coordinator 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MS in Health Informatics, you must complete 36 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Health informatics core courses (24 credit hours) 
  • Informatics or computer science elective courses (12 credit hours) 


  • INFO-B 505Informatics Project Management3 Credits
  • INFO-B 530 Foundations of Health Informatics3 Credits
  • INFO-B 535Clinical Information Systems3 Credits
  • INFO-B 581Health Informatics Standards and Terminology3 Credits
  • INFO-B 583Security and Privacy Policies3 Credits
  • INFO-B 642Clinical Decision Support Systems3 Credits
  • INFO-B 691Project in Health Informatics1-3 Credits
  • INFO-I 501Introduction to Informatics3 Credits
  • CSC-I 503Operating Systems3 Credits
  • CSC-I 504Concepts in Computer Organization3 Credits
  • CSC-I 506Management of Software Development Process3 Credits
  • INFO-B 551Independent Study1-3 Credits
  • INFO-B 573Programming for Science Informatics3 Credits
  • INFO-B 578Data Administration: Clinical Administration Decision Making3 Credits
  • INFO-B 582Health Information Exchange3 Credits
  • LIS-S 532Information Architecture for the Web3 Credits
  • SOC-R 551Quantitative Methods - Sociology3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $352.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1056.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $967.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2901.00

Additional fees will apply.

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  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

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